How much money do you actually save by being green? {Infographic}

So you’ve changed your lifestyle by drinking tap water, turning off the lights when you leave the room, unplugging appliances when not in use and taking 5 minute showers. You’ve heard that all those actions are great for the environment – and I totally agree – but I am in it for the money too.

That’s right. I’m doing it to save money, in addition to helping the environment and our health.

But how much money are we actually saving? Have you thought about that?

Well, here is a simple infographic from easyfinance (who would be better than them to tell us about saving money, right?) to show us how much money you and I are saving by being green. And let me tell ya, it’s pretty awesome that we are saving some serious greenbacks by being, ahem, green!


Go Green (Infographic)

Source: EasyFinance.com

So, what are you doing with all the green cash you are saving? Eco vacation? Build a LEED house? Install a wind turbine? Solar roof? … so that you can save even MORE money?

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5 comments
Brian
Brian

Love the article and the comments, it's so true how some people only think about the wallet, being green can at the same time save some green, but just keeping your health and the world around you in mind is the ultimate goal. My wife and I decided to be more green, earth friendly, eat healty, etc. etc. a few years back by replacing some lights with CFLs, we've since then were bit by the green bug big time and do it for money savings, our health (especially our daughte'rs health), and just doing our part to help the planet for our future generations. We won't do it alone but we're trying....we're building a very green home right now that's got too many green features to list, a few are solar electric and hot water, all CFL and LED lighting, super efficient heating/cooling, low voc everything, all energy star appliances, and much more. We recently got a chevy volt to reduce our gas consumption, so far 4000 miles on the car and only used 23 gallons of gas and look forward to charging it with some solar power in the very near future. We also are very big into local sustained farming and purchase at the farmers market, community supported agriculture programs, and visit various farms in the area for dairy, meats, etc. The money we save from energy and gas easily offsets any added expense of purchasing slightly more expensive foods. Again, great article, stats, and comments. Thanks!

Good Girl Gone Green
Good Girl Gone Green

I don't live green for the money benefits. But I can see how it looks good for people that aren't motivated the same way we are! Thanks for sharing! :)

karen
karen

Saving money is definitely an added benefit for some people but you are right; I do it for the most important reason of all - being good to the planet. I guess I got overzealous on the saving money idea. Thanks for visiting. :)

Lynn
Lynn

I would love to have solar panels on my roof! i choose to live an eco-friendly life because of it's health benefits and I cannot put a price on that. It brings me peace of mind that what I put on/in me & my family is safe. It is a huge added benefit that it saves money & the planet.

ecokaren
ecokaren

Hi Lynn, Like they say, "Health is Wealth" and you can't put a price on that. Totally true!